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Activision: Core of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is on the Disc

Activision: Core of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is on the Disc - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 September 2015 / 2,401 Views

As was widely reported yesterday, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 required players to download a patch that was bigger than the game itself at launch. This has led to both criticism and speculation that perhaps the complete game is not on the disc.

Activision, however, has attempted to quash these theories by coming out and saying that the core of the game is indeed on the disc and that the patch was necessary in order to fully integrate dedicated server support.


"The core of the game is present on the disc and playable without downloading the patch," an Activision spokesperson told Game Informer. "The patch does contain tweaks that are needed to fully integrate dedicated server support, which is needed if the player is connected to the Internet since the game is always online. The patch also gives the players additional content as well as improved stability and overall experience."

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 released yesterday in North America for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will release this Friday in Europe. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are set to release in November.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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ArchangelMadzz (on 30 September 2015)

Wait since when was THPS5 always online? They kept that quiet?

Ganoncrotch (on 30 September 2015)

aye. they were good at distracting us with screenshots that looked pre ps2 for anyone to even consider this would be online

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AlfredoTurkey (on 30 September 2015)

Hmmm, correct me if I'm wrong but, wasn't THPS4 also an online title? No patch, no DLC... it just worked right out of the box. Am I the only one that sees through the BS?

QUAKECore89 (on 30 September 2015)

Oh. My. God.

xl-klaudkil (on 30 September 2015)

Dont buy this crap!!